Mark Scott Spatny 

Visual Effects Supervisor and Photographer

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New judging procedure for 2016 SVE Emmys

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 7:35 PM

For those of you who haven't read the Emmy Awards rule book this year, we've made a significant change to the way the Special Visual Effects categories are judged.


As visual effects have started to play a much more significant role in television productions over the past few years, we've seen the number of entries in this category rise from about 35-40 per year to over 70 this year. With each entry running up to 7 minutes, it was clear that some of our membership might not ...

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Heroes Reborn Magazine interview

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Below is a transcript of an interview I did for Heroes Reborn magazine. I'm not sure this was ever published, because they didn't keep their end of the bargain and send me a copy of the magazine. the interest of sharing information, here's the text of the interview:


Stargate Studios and Tim Kring shows go hand in hand, apparently. The visual effects and production company has created the FX for Kring’s five most recent series, namel...

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Special Visual Effects Emmy voting now open

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:35 PM


This is a special message for members of the Television Academy Special Visual Effects peer group.

By now, you should have received many emails (and even snail mails) letting you know that voting is now open for the Emmy nominations in our categories. For many of you, this will be a first time opportunity. In the past, the nominations were determined by a small panel of viewers at a private screening in Los Angeles. Only thos...

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